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Partners Online Second Opinions

For those with complex medical questions or concerns, looking for answers or alternatives, or simply peace of mind – we are here to help.

Partners Online Second Opinions has provided thousands of patients and physicians remote access to the many specialists affiliated with Partners HealthCare, a Harvard Medical School-affiliated healthcare delivery system, based in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Partners HealthCare network includes top hospitals in the United States, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Many of our specialists are world-renowned experts in their field, and are available to review medical history and related materials, and provide you with a written consultation report.

When you are faced with decisions regarding a new diagnosis or treatment plan, having another expert opinion is the first step towards getting the care you need.

For 200 years, patients have been traveling to Boston to get some of the best care in the world. Now you can access this expertise from the comfort of your home.


Featured Specialist
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Beth Murphy, MD


Beth L. Murphy, MD, PhD, is the medical director of McLean Hospital's Clinical Evaluation Center (CEC), a unit that specializes in evaluating individuals in acute psychiatric crisis who may need inpatient hospitalization. The CEC sees individuals with a broad range of psychiatric disorders, which matches her interest in diagnostic assessment and acute stabilization. She works with the unit’s administrative staff to develop policies and procedures that will ensure efficient, safe, and compassionate care for all patients and has several ongoing initiatives related to efficiency, disposition, and patient experience. Dr. Murphy participates in the training of psychiatry residents, psychology interns, advanced practice nursing students, and medical students. She also has ongoing research interests, currently focused around the assessment of safety and suicidality.

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